Sandie Simply Says

January 21, 2009

Spin Cycle: A Poem

Filed under: Spin — by Sandie @ 6:41 pm

This week’s Spin Cycle (brought to you by assignment was a tough one for me. This week we were asked to write a poem. I’m terrible at writing poetry. I’m not even particularly fond of reading it. Sure, there are poetic phrases that tug at my heart strings and full poems that speak to me, but chances are you won’t catch me sitting down with a book of poetry to read (unless I’m being forced to as part of some sort of assignment). I’ve been fretting since last Friday over what I was going to write. Sure, I could have just dug up one of my favorite poems and posted that, but so far all the other Spins I’ve read have been original creations, so I decided I needed to give it a shot. And then it came to me…why not write a Haiku! Don’t have to worry about rhyming any words and follow a simple format. And the best part…I only needed to come up with THREE LINES! I did a quick Google search to remind me of the correct format (it’s been awhile since I’ve had to write a Haiku…I won’t say HOW long but remember it’s been almost 20 years since I graduated high school and I know I didn’t write any there or since!). My subject/inspiration was easy. I just used the people who inspire me every day and who keep me going. Without further ado, I present to you my Spin this week:

My Girls

Funny, loving, smart
Beautiful in my eyes
Always in my heart




  1. Beautiful girls! And you did so well, Sandie! I hope they get to read this. You’re linked!

    Comment by Sprite's Keeper — January 21, 2009 @ 10:10 pm |Reply

  2. AH! Very sweet@!!!

    Comment by Tina — January 22, 2009 @ 1:51 am |Reply

  3. That was perfect and the girls are beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of them all?!? Love it.

    I’m not a poetry fan either and when I first read this week’s topic, I was worried. We both pulled it off!

    Comment by Casey — January 22, 2009 @ 8:11 am |Reply

  4. They say “brevity is the soul of wit” and it’s true!
    This was a very good, and short, Haiku.

    Comment by Ginger — January 22, 2009 @ 10:24 am |Reply

  5. Beautiful!

    Comment by Debbie — January 22, 2009 @ 1:18 pm |Reply

  6. Your girls are gorgeous. I didn’t know there were so many of them. The haiku was a perfect little contribution. I loved it.

    Comment by mrsbear — January 23, 2009 @ 12:19 am |Reply

  7. Your daughters are breathtaking, especially all together like that! They’re lucky to have a mother that so obviously loves them deeply. 🙂

    Comment by Shangrila — January 23, 2009 @ 2:52 pm |Reply

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